XR650R Thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by JustinT, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    Can't say I've seen the Clymer for the BRP, but all of my previous uses of Clymer pale in comparison to factory manuals. And Honda manuals have been some of the best I've ever seen from any factory.

    Get a factory manual, you won't be sorry. Or find a download for the .pdf.
  2. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    Yeah, I just recently downloaded the pdf. If you can't find it, send me a pm with your email, and I'll get it to you.

    So I got the replacement thermostat from NAPA and went to pull the old one out to see if it was stuck open. Turns out the previous owner must have read the same thing I did about not having to run it with the thermostat, because there wasn't anything there.

    Hopefully that's all that's wrong with it, I'll find out tomorrow when I warm it up to change the oil and then really take it out and see how it's doing.
  3. galland1

    galland1 n00b

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    Did you drill a bleed hole in the stat?

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  4. Mur

    Mur Wheee!

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    I use both. The Honda manual goes in depth into things the Clymer doesn't.
  5. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    What? I haven't heard of that before. No, I didn't drill anything.

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    Hmm, maybe I should have read a bit more carefully. Now I get to drain the coolant again to drill the hole.
  6. galland1

    galland1 n00b

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    A pic of my failed OE stat.
    [​IMG]

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  7. galland1

    galland1 n00b

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    Going to try out a 280mm and some carbon pads.
    [​IMG]

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  8. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    Anyone buy an aftermarket muffler recently? Mine came with an old Big gun one that does not have a sparky and loves to blow out packing and is way too loud.

    I think I would go OEM but can't seem to find one.
  9. slogger

    slogger Been here awhile

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    If you don't find one here, check ebay. They always seem to be a few on there.
  10. nigelcorn

    nigelcorn Wannabe.

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    Thanks for that.

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  11. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    I think I could sell the old one too... its in good shape and VERY free flowing. Hell I'd even pack it first.

    No mas on EBAY
  12. galland1

    galland1 n00b

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    Search "xr650r" in quotes and the word muffler. Three OE on there now.

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  13. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    Thanks for the advice, I was just getting pages of unrelated crap to sort through. Found a nice intact one with no mods for 75$ shipped.

    Happy birthday to me!

    I will be legal, and quiet.

    I will probably drill it out, from what I've read it is not any louder than the aftermarket ones.

    Anyone have an OEM one drilled out?
  14. cognugget

    cognugget n00b

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    Has anybody had a bad CDI on their xrr? I think i may be fighting an intermittant cdi. More testing to come, but she died a few weeks ago and was a beezy to start.... now, 150 miles later it happened again on my way to work..... it runs fine again now. when testing spark, sometimes it would just randomly not spark/ and or backfire.
  15. cognugget

    cognugget n00b

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    No, but I did cut the bars down 3/4 of an inch on each side. throttle cables barely made it haha.:freaky
  16. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    YES, they can be intermittently bad. the solder connections on the board can break causing a poor or intermittent connection.

    The common solution is to replace with a xr400 cdi of a certain model range. it has a different curve and higher rev limit.

    Or play it safe and get an original one.

    never understood why you would need more rpms out of these things they flatten out power wise pretty quick in the rpm range. (radical mods not withstanding).
  17. cognugget

    cognugget n00b

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    I will just get an oem. So, Im scared to ride it, I dont trust it. after I check the coil, how to I check the stator. if they are both fine, I will grab a new cdi
  18. cognugget

    cognugget n00b

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    Bike started 1st kick this morning. I was on my way to work, 5 miles down the road, at about 40% throttle (50mph) and i just lost power over 25% throttle, i nursed it to an exit, where she died after getting too low in rpm. Right now, she runs great. At one point, it wouldn't start when I heated the CDI up with a heatgun, and would when I cooled it off, now it starts either way... very odd... I think im going to cancel my saturday and monday ride plans.
  19. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    I don't know, but i would be leary of the china aftermarket ones. I've seen at least 3 different ones on ebay ect,,, the thought crossed my mind....

    Best probably to go oem.
  20. cognugget

    cognugget n00b

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    If I need a CDI, I will get an OEM.
    $130:freaky